Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Black Eyed Peas, Don Hills, Electric Zoo, Prime 6 and DJ Neil Armstrong

Nightlife News for April 27, 2010
Compliled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Nightlife and Urban Development
Prince of the City was recently cited in new study on nightlife and gentrification.

NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard)
Is Williamsburg Drying Out?
NIMBY elements of a community board in Brooklyn is attempting to follow a failed attempt in LES to stop new venues from opening.

Prime 6
The owner of a proposed hip hop venue in Brooklyn makes a deal with NIMBY elements to limit its music to acoustic shows only when performers play live. 

Don Hills
It was less than an year ago that the classic rock venue reopened. Now with the passing of Don Hill, the landlord has taken over the property and plans to tear the building down (Tie to D. Hill’s Death Post)

Electric Zoo
The music festival is set for Labor Day Weekend.

The Black Eyed Peas
The Hip Pop group has decided to start a music production school in New York, doing for video and music production what Run DMC did for DJing with Scratch Academy.

Hip Hop
A collection of Hip hop scholars fight against homophobia in the music and the culture.

DJ Neil Armstrong
A well established DJ who helped shape the mixtape scene and toured withJay-Z discusses the craft and personality that goes into the art of the DJ
Outdoor Venues
Urban Daddy offers some options for getting some sun while you get your drink… even if you are afraid of heights.

A new website offer to make nightclubs bid for your party.

Have fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bar Crawling Battles, Blue Note Celebrations and Highly Accessible Rooftops

Nightlife News for April 19, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Working with the Bar Crawl
Here is a suggestion for City Hall: If there is a number of venues in a certain area that facilitate bar crawls and happy hours but causes distress and concern with local residents then the city needs ways help nightlife work with rather than against the local residents...

How do you open a successful NYC bar when so many of them fail?
The owner of eight different New York venues offers some tips on how to make it as an operator in a city where almost half the venues fail.

Why are so many LES venues being shut down?
The new head of police for the LES is trying to balance the rights of the operators to run a business and the concerns of local residents, which is really like trying to combine Mardi Gras with a monastery…

Blue Note Celebrates 30 Years with a Month Long Jazz Fest
Most New York venues don’t last 5 years. The Blue Note is an exception, lasting almost three decades and becoming synonymous with jazz for fans worldwide. The classic club is celebrating this milestone with big name performances all over the city…

The Laid Back Rooftop Bars
As the sun decides to grace New York City, here are a few places where you can enjoy the view and avoid the drama…

Have fun.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Love for Brooklyn, Don Hill and DJs

Nightlife News for April 7, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Show Some Love
Anyone with two iPods and a gimmick can claim to be a DJ these days. But if you want to tell the artists from the pretenders, consider three things the next time you go out…

New Venues
Paramount Bar
Another cocktail lounge follows Lambs Club into the bright lights of Times Square.

Pier Garden
The scene of the summer Water Taxi parties is allegedly being replaced with a waterfront beer garden…

The Art of Clubbing
The New York Museum of Art and Design has a new program that presents nightlife as a form of art. 

Conde Nast names Brooklyn one of the best places in the world to see. A big part of this rave review is the recognition of the growing nightlife scene across the river.

The event site Going will be gone by May 1.

A new service from David Rabin brings the Priceline and Lending Tree business model to nightlife.

Don Hill
The nightlife world paused to mourn the loss of a long time operator who passed away last week.